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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: July 26, 2012

PHOTO: cleaning products. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Chemicals would have to pass a new kind of litmus test under a bill headed for the U.S. Senate floor. The Safe Chemicals Act, Senate Bill 847, made it out of committee Wednesday, with Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., securing provisions dealing with asbestos and encouraging growth in the g ...Read More

PHOTO: Colstrip. Photo credit: MEIC.

HELENA, Mont. - A lawsuit is on the way over pollution at the Colstrip Steam Electric Station. The Sierra Club and the Montana Environmental Information Center have filed a notice of intent to sue, alleging that the coal-fired power plant is dodging Clean Air Act regulations. Helena physician Dr. ...Read More

PHOTO: It was 91 years ago that the “Grand” River was renamed the “Colorado.”
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PHOENIX, Ariz. - It was 91 years ago this week that the "Grand" River was renamed the "Colorado." States that rely on the Colorado for drinking water and economic benefits marked the occasion on Wednesday by celebrating the first-ever Colorado River Day. Phoenix city councilman Bill Gates says wate ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizona has been granted two “solar zones” in a federal program to speed development of utility-scale solar plants.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The U.S. Interior Department has approved a final plan to fast-track utility-size solar power plants at a pair of locations west of Phoenix. Greater Phoenix Economic Council President Barry Broome says solar gives Arizona the potential to solve its long-term economic issues by expor ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of Kentucky's largest working-class communities are being put at risk by power plants that are violating national clean air standards, according to a new report from the Sierra Club and the Kentucky Environmental Foundation.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Some of Kentucky's largest working-class communities are being put at risk by power plants that are violating national clean air standards, according to a new report from the Sierra Club and the Kentucky Environmental Foundation. Their study finds that nine power plants, most locat ...Read More

Photo of Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The AFL-CIO's national president says the union is escalating the campaign against American Crystal Sugar over the company's lockout of some 1,300 workers. Richard Trumka made the announcement of support Wednesday during a stop in the Twin Cities. "We pledge to coordinate and sup ...Read More

PHOTO: As part of the 22nd anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, the Iowa State Fair and Disability Rights Iowa want to know if everyone who attends the fair is able to access everything from buildings to attractions to ATM machines.

DES MOINES, Iowa - As part of the 22nd anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, the Iowa State Fair and Disability Rights Iowa want to know if everyone who attends the fair is able to access everything from buildings to attractions to ATM machines. A questionnaire is available on the organ ...Read More

PHOTO: Western States, including Nevada, celebrated the first ever Colorado River Day this year in recognition of the major role the river plays in providing both drinking water and economic benefits.
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LAS VEGAS - Nevada and other western states celebrated the first-ever Colorado River Day this week in recognition of the major role the river plays in providing both drinking water and economic benefits. Most Nevadans already know the Colorado is the source of 90 percent of southern Nevada's drinki ...Read More

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